Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park


Come for the lights . . . Stay for the Fun is the best way to describe Bright Nights at Forest Park. The Carousel, Santa Train and Giant Bright Nights Snow Globe have proven to be very popular with visitors. Santa will have his own cottage and there will be an expanded gift shop all nestled in Santa's Magical Forest located just passed Seuss Land.

In addition to the three miles of lights that will delight, there are attractions just past Seuss Land in Santa's Magical Forest. The Bright Nights Gift Shop will be filled with Bright Nights souvenirs, fabulous gifts, decorative tins filled with cookies and others brimming over with chocolates.

November 22 - January 1, Closed November 27-28

Sunday to Thursday -- 5PM to 9PM
Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays* -- 5PM to 11PM

* Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day

Breaking News!


2018 Bright Nights Season Passes are now available.  The cost is $30 and if ordered by January 30, 2018, it will include an extra Bright Nights Guest Pass for a friend and four tickets to the May 12, 2018, World's Largest Pancake Breakfast.  


Place your order today!


November 22 Opening Night Special
$6 per car
Bright Nights Loyalty Card Holders – Free
Coupons and discounted admission not accepted

Monday through Thursday – $18

Friday through Sunday and Holidays* – $21

December 5 and 12 - $10 Tuesdays

Save $3

Print this money saving coupon and bring it with you to the ticket gate.

Printable Coupon


Horse Drawn Carriage Rides

December 7 - December 21

November 24 - December 22

Climb aboard the Bright Nights Wagon or Carriage. The tour begins at the Bright Nights Gift Stop, located just passed Seuss Land, and takes passengers through the Garden of Peace, Jurassic World and back through Seuss Land. Dress warm!

The wagon and carriage departs approximately every half hour starting at 5:30PM and 6pm on Thursdays.  
The last departs at 8:30PM.

Tickets available at Bright Nights Gift Stop - Concession Stand or by reservation.


  • Holds Approximately 20 
  • $10 per person
  • Children - $8
  • Wagon (Reserved) - $150


  • Holds Four People 
  • Reservations accepted for Friday from 5:30PM to 9PM and Saturday from 5:30PM to 7:30PM with unreserved rides from 8PM to 9PM
  • $75 per ride 

Contact the Spirit of Springfield at (413) 733-3800 or

For safety concerns, wagon rides may be cancelled due to weather conditions.

Wagon and carriage ride pricing does not include cost of admission to Bright Nights at Forest Park which is required.


Forest Park

Sumner Avenue, Springfield, MA

Phone Number: 413-787-6434

From MA, NH, VT, NY:
Exit 6 off Mass Pike to I-291 West (Springfield) to I-91 South. I –91 South to Exit 4 (Rt. 83/Main St.). Left at light, straight through next light, first right up Longhill St., left at next light to Rt. 83 South. Straight through two lights. Forest Park is on the right.

From CT:
Exit 2 off I-91 North, (Rt. 83/Forest Park/East Longmeadow). Straight through first light. Right at next light onto Rt. 83 South. Straight through two lights. Forest Park is on the right.

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